Quality Assurance

The Quality Assurance (QA) Committee, which is established under the Health Professions Act, R.S.B.C. 1996 c. 183 and section 20 of the College’s Bylaws, consists of three people appointed by the Board, at least one of whom is a public member.

(Links to the Health Professions Act and the College’s Bylaws are available in the Legislation & Bylaws section of the website.)

Quality Assurance Program: Practice, Self and Peer Reviews

The QA Committee conducts random practice reviews to assess the professional performance of naturopathic doctors in BC. Registrants are expected to complete a self review and peer review every two years (coinciding with each two-year continuing education period).

Standards of Practice
The QA Committee is also responsible for reviewing the Standards of Practice to enhance the quality of practice, and reducing incompetent, impaired or unethical practice among registrants by:
  • establishing and maintaining a quality assurance program to promote high standards of practice among registrants;
  • recommending continuing education, certification requirements, and standards of practice to the board for approval; and
  • developing specific programs to identify outcome measurements and evaluation methods, and, with the board’s approval, implementing those programs.